Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is a valuable resource for individuals working in the construction industry at all levels, especially construction site managers and foremen. The book is also a standard text for students pursuing the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health. As health and safety is a critical component of any organization’s activities, it is essential to understand the legal requirements and recent developments in this field. The book provides an introduction to health and safety for those who have the maintenance of good health and safety standards as part of their employment duties or those considering a career as a health and safety professional.
Despite improvements in recent years, the construction industry’s health and safety record remains a concern. The authors aim to help organizations understand the legal health and safety requirements by offering an introduction to the subject. This understanding is crucial for achieving good health and safety performance in any organization. The book is based on the QCA-accredited NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health syllabus, which follows the general pattern for health and safety management set by the Health and Safety Executive.
The second edition of the book is produced to update the health and safety legislation, particularly changes relating to fire safety. The book provides information on the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005, which removes the requirement for fire certificates and revokes the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Requirements. This additional information enables the book to be useful to students undertaking the new NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. The book also covers other significant changes in health and safety legislation, such as the Work at Height Regulations, Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, draft Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006, Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005, and the Introduction of Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) in the 2005 amendments to the COSHH Regulations.
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